MC1300 Basikasingo Sikasingo Pre Bembe Ancestor Figure Ancestor Statue

MC1300 Basikasingo Sikasingo Pre Bembe Ancestor Figure Ancestor Statue

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CONGO DRC

Large BASIKASINGO ancestor statue

Mizi or Mizimu

Very beautiful statue with a classic invoice for this tribe, the shoulders protruding forwards, the stylized lines and the typical geometry

Beautiful patina, although unfortunately quite damaged

For a statue with a very similar face, see Biebuyck, 1981, ill IV


Who are the Basikasingo?
The Basinkasingo live in eastern Congo, northwest of Lake Tanganyka, in the Province of South Kivu, in the Territory of Fizi, and more precisely in the Sector of Lulenge.
They are also called Pre-Bembe by some specialists like D. Biebuyck
( Biebuyck 1981) or considered as a Boyo (or Buyu) lineage by others, such as Nicolas de Kun, (de Kun, 1979)

Like the Hemba (and the Boyo), their effigies of ancestors are famous


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statuette of an ancestor,
ETHNIC GROUP: Basikasingo, Sikasingo, Kasingo, Pre Bembe
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo DRC.
(Ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 52 cm
58 cm with the base
CONDITION: Fair - Bad
See photos.
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Bibliography - Bibliography

- The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, Thames and Hudson, 1998
- Statuary from the pre-Bembe hunters, Daniel P. Biebuyck, RMCA Tervuren, 1981
Boyo Art, Nicolas de Kun, Africa-Tervuren, XXV, n°2, 1979

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CONGO DRC

Large BASIKASINGO Ancestor Figure
Mizi or Mizimu

Very beautiful statue with a classic style for this tribe, the shoulders protruding forward, the stylized lines and the typical geometry

Beautiful patina, unfortunately quite damaged

For a statue with a very similar face see Biebuyck, 1981, ill IV

Who are the Basikasingo?
The Basinkasingo live in eastern Congo, north-west of Lake Tanganyka, in the Province of South Kivu, in the Territory of Fizi, and more precisely in the Sector of Lulenge.

They are named Pre-Bembe by some specialists like D. Biebuyck or considered as a Boyo (or Buyu) lineage by others (Nicolas de Kun, 1979)

Like the Hemba, (and the Boyo), their ancestor effigies are famous


Features :

TYPE OF OBJECT: Ancestor statue, figure.
ETHNIC GROUP: Basikasingo, Pre-Bembe,
Sikasingo, Kasingo.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 20 1/2 inches high.
22 3/4 " with its base
CONDITION: Medium - bad
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